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pistorius behind bars. prosecutor's plan to argue he committed premeditated murder. reeva steenkamp was shot four times inside her bathroom door last friday. >> it is a tragic circle of events and we can only give him support at this time. >> meantime a private funeral for reeva steenkamp is planned for tomorrow. her body was if returned to her home town yesterday. they featured a show with the 20-year-old. reeva steenkamp's family was not opposed because reeva steenkamp withinned everybody to see it. >>> mccreed did i died in her home, she shot herself and her dog. there are reports that she was having a tough time dealing with the loss of her boyfriend. mccreeddy is known for her hit and her song 10,000 angels. >>> coming up, a warning for angels, headed to a famous destination, why they could be headed there in that country. >>> and for the daytona race this weekend, we will show you who won, we will show you did it is such a major achievement. . >>> time now 4:43, venezuela president hugo chavez has returned home and it comes after treatment and surgery for cancer. venezuela president h
of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp, found shot four times, police said. reeva steenkamp, a cover girl, lost to graduate, was set to give a valentine's day talk about empowering women. instead, her family spoke about her. >> she had her life cut short and she's with the angels. >> the world is used to seeing oscar pistorius as the fastest man on no legs, making histo, but now he is emotional, the keys and in jail. >> he will have to stay in jail until his bond hearing next week. questions were raised about mistaken identity, and is it possible that reeva steenkamp could have been mistaken for an intruder. police emphasize that that information did not come from them. >> covering the nation, police confirmed the chart the names found in a burnt cabin in california are in fact christopher dorner. the identification was made through dental examination. the former lapd officer engaged in a deadly shootout with deputies before the cab and went out -- up in flames. he was on the run before police found him hiding in a remote cabin. >> now, your insta weather plus forecast with meteorologist
, reeva steenkamp, who was shot to death in his home. abc is reporting she was shot four times. >> she was always willing to listen to you, give you advise. >> it doesn't feel real yet. >> some neighbors are reeling, others are interviewed by police as witnesses. there are reports of an argument or shouting the scene home, and the two were the only ones there. there is no sign of forced entry and police have been called to the house before for allegations of domestic violence. early local media reports hinted oscar pistorius may have mistaken reeva steenkamp for an intruder but police say they have no evidence of that. (inaudible). the investigation is ongoing. we don't know where this report came from. >> reeva steenkamp was one of 100 sexiest women in the world two years running and a law school graduate. on twitter she posted messages urging women to stand up against abuse and yesterday this, what do you have up your sleeve if your love tomorrow? >> reeva steenkamp was a great, fun presence of a person. >> oscar pistorius 8 appear in court at 9:00 tomorrow morning in south africa lo
are emerging about what happened inside the house. police believe reeva steenkamp slept in his same bed as pistorious. she ran into the bathroom and locked herself inside where she was shot in the head, hand and arm. police reportedly found a bloody bat. the runner's family visited him at a pre toria police station over the weekend and are standing by him. >> we have had overwhelming support for oscar from a lot of fans on a global scale. >> reporter: locals prayed for police stores and reeva steenkamp sunday -- for pistorious and reeva steenkamp sunday. >> the funeral is tomorrow, the same day pistorious is scheduled to return to court. >>> about 35,000 people took to the streets, all to urge the president to take action when it comes to climate change. >> the rally was called forward on climate, also calling the president to reject the keystone pipeline, which if completed will run from canada all the way to texas. president obama has endorsed building the southern half of the pipeline, which, if it is constructed, begins in cushing, oklahoma. >>> we are expecting a beautiful presiden
in custody charged with shooting model reeva steenkamp. cbs reporter kelly cob yay yea says the 26-year-old family believes it was a tragic accident. >> reporter: lawyers for oscar pistorius met with him today as did his grandmother at the pretoria police station where he's been held since arrest on valentine's day. speaking on the family's behalf his uncle arnold pistorius. >> our entire family is devastated we are in a state of total shock. >> reporter: the upscale home where girlfriend reeva steenkamp was found dead is still taped off. she was reportedly shot four times through a closed bathroom door. with a gun owned by pistorius. early reports suggested the hero athlete thought he was shooting an intruder. south africa has one of the highest violent crime rates in the world. 40 murdered a day on average. millions live in gated communities with panic alarms and guns. last november, pistorius tweeted that he mistook the washington machine for a robber -- washing machine for a robber and quote -- prosecutors say this was murder not a mistake. while pistorius didn't yet enter a plea th
're hearing from the mother of reeva steenkamp for the first time since her daughter was found dead on valentine's day. >> june steenkamp wondering why her daughter had to die. >> reporter: an explosive life support in major south african newspaper. the are theed city press says multiple police sources say a bloody cricket bat found in the home after the shooting of his cover model girlfriend is a key piece of evidence, possibly used in an argument leading up to her fatal shooting. police officials refuse to discuss the claim. >> i can promise you, with the knowledge i've got, he'll come up right. >> reporter: and now controversy over the premier of a reality show reeva steenkamp has recently taped. a special tribute, but under fire for cruising the last words on her series. >> the way you grow up, not only the journey in the life, the way you grow up, makes an impact in a positive or negative way. >> reporter: some south africans have called for the series to be canceled. but the family wants her memory to live on on national tv. bazi kanani, abc news. >> in addiction to asking why
the charge to premeditated murder. reeva steenkamp was shot four times through a bathroom door. oscar pistorius returns to court tomorrow and funeral services start tomorrow for reeva steenkamp. >>> jerry has died at the age of 80, they said it was due to kidney failure and had been hospitalized for an undisclosed cancer. he led them to 10 nba championships and now the team is the most be loved sports franchise and now costing $1 billion. >>> coach montgomery is under the spotlight after he appeared to have pushed one of the players versus usc. live at uc berkeley with the reaction on campus, good afternoon, brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, torii, here is more on what students are reacting to, take a listen. >> with the junior who was all conference last year, words were exchanged, richard solomon... >> reporter: mike montgomery is talking. >> i understand he said don't push me. >> it is not like you are going to take an extreme example of bobby knight throwing chairs across the floor, i don't think that is his reputation. people with come across and make mistakes and when you reco
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reeva steenkamp. authorities say the 26-year-old pistorius shot steenkamp four times early thursday morning at his home. pistorius a double amputee make olympic history when he computed in the summer games on his carbon fiber blade legs. what is the very latest on this investigation? >> at this moment, oscar pistorius is making his way to the courthouse. this will be the first moment that he will officially face the charge of murder. it's such a far cry of how he was viewed in this country and around the world a few days ago. his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp this was the hollywood version of a power couple. as the hours move on and as details emerge, the scenario what took place in his home on valentine's day is appearing to be much more disturbing. oscar pistorius covers himself with a coat as he makes his way to the magistrate's court in south africa where he faces a charge of murder. this comes after he spent valentine's day being questioned by police, subjected to standard blood tests and after a night spent in jail. it's an incredible fall from grace from grace for the man dubbe
dead reeva steenkamp at his home. the hearing has been put off until tuesday. here are live pictures from outside the court. waiting to catch a glimpse of pistorius as he lives -- as he leaves. cameras are not allowed in the courtroom. >> olympic runner oscar pistorius arrives at magistrate court after spending the night in police competency -- in police custody. police say they are investigating a case of murder. >> at this stage we can confirm that a young woman did die on the scene of gunshot wounds. a 26-year-old man has been arrested and has been charged with murder. >> my name is reeva. >> she was 30 years old, a law graduate, and a well-known model. >> at the end of the day, we will all know the story, the true story, and must never forget what reeva stood for. she loved people emma she loved everybody. -- she loved people, she loved everybody. >> in south africa it is going to damage his image because he is so famous. it definitely will affect him. >> i think his opinion will come out very soon and we will hear the whole story because now the facts are dodgy so we do not know
of murdering his own girlfriend, a magazine cover girl reeva steenkamp. police say he shot her not just once but four times. he is due in court tomorrow for a bail hearing and prosecutors are expected to start describing the evidence they have on him. so far, no nothing for the people. reeva steenkamp's mother, just like that she is gone, in a blink of an eye and single breath, most beautiful person who ever lived is no longer here all we want is answers, answers to why this had to happen. why our beautiful daughter had to die like this. chief correspondent jonathan hunt is looking into it. there are indications at least that steroids may have played a part here. >> reporter: they found steroids in pistorius's house and they immediately ordered blood tests on the athlete. they want to find out what level if any, of steroids were in his body at the time. before being here, his attorney might try to use that as a defense saying he was suffering from so-called roid rage. if, indeed, there was any rage involved in this killing, then they are also looking at texts that reeva steenkamp allegedly g
was charged with the murder of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. they canceled this so he could focus on legal proceedings. >> a shocking incident on a delta flight. a minneapolis mother says her son is traumatized as a man slapped her son and called him a racial slur. he began to cry as they were landing. a man next to bennet told her to shut up and used the n-word then slapped the child. >> i couldn't believe he'd say that and then to hit him -- i felt like i was in another world. >> the suspect, 60 year old joe hundley is from idaho. the techc company where he works suspended him until an investigation is complete. we have more snow in one part of the northeast tonight. wehre a foot of snow will fall. >> what does the work >> a week ago people in massachucets cleaned up after the snow but now they have more on the way not as much as last week but enough to add insult to injury. >> we're not used to the 1.5 inches we got. >> boston, five inches fell from this storm not compared to the 28-5040 inches from last week. it is windy and cold and will be the next several hours. the wind chill -- ou
that came out this morning, the victim in this case, his girlfriend reeva steenkamp who was a model had actually taped a reality show. and it is set to actually premiere i believe this weekend. are they still going ahead with that show on television? >> reporter: this is also rubbing a lot of people the wrong way, ashleigh. yes, reeva steenkamp was a cover model. he was an aspiring tv star, similar to what you have in the u.s. and the program she shot in jamaica last year, young people wearing bikinis and frolicking around. the producers of the show say they will go ahead with plans to air the program it airs tomorrow in south africa. preceded by a tribute to reeva steenkamp. let me just read to you what the executive producer said, samantha moon, she said the reason they're going ahead with this because is reeva was a beautiful and intelligent woman. it's unimaginable what her family is going through. they've lost their 22-year-old daughter in what was a horrific crime and now they have to watch her on this show beginning tomorrow. >> thank you for keeping an eye on the story for us. r
for the model of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. they are gathering evidence from his sprawling home. from south africa with the latest. >> once proud olympian weeped as the judge announced that he would be charged with premeditated murder. police say that cover model girlfriend was shot four times through a bathroom door with a .9 millimeter pistol. major newspapers report the first neighbor on the scene found pistorius trying to revive reeva steenkamp. >> they say he mistook the girlfriend for an intluider. they issued a statement the alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms. nicknamed the blade runner, he was the first double amputee to compete at the olympics and an inspiration around the world. fans say they believe the shooting must have been a horrific accident. ex-girlfriend tweets, i have dated oscar on and off for five years. not once has he ever lifted a finger to me, made me fear for my life. police say they have responded domestic disputes at the home before though not saying it involved reeva steenkamp. a 29-year-old law school graduate whose modeling career was taking off
. they have been visiting oscar pistorius from behind bars. they say his girlfriend reeva steenkamp was shot four times through a bathroom door inside his home friday and he is due in court. >>> a private memorial is expected for reeva steenkamp. also over the weekend, south africa broadcast reality show featured the young woman and some are not opposed because reeva steenkamp wanted everybody to see it.$♪$>>. >> venezuela president hugo chavez is home again and it comes more than two months following surgery for cancer. venezuela president hugo chavez made the announcement on his twitter page and says he is home and will continue treatment. >>> president barack obama is in a golf resort in florida. the president arrived in palm beach florida friday night. yesterday the president played 18 holes of golf with tiger woods and they are not allowing any media coverage but they have met in the past but this is the first time tiger woods played golf with the president. all offices are closed, post offices, banks, they are closed in observance of the holiday. bart and muni will be on a saturday s
of this, a bloody cricket bat found at his home after reeva steenkamp's death. it's believed it could have been used in an argument leading up to the fatal shooting. her body has been released by police. her private funeral is set for tomorrow. >>> in iraq, a reminder of the recent and deadly past after back-to-back explosions. multiple car bombs went off within minutes yesterday in baghdad. nearly 40 people were killed and over 100 wounded. the bombings come as sectarian tensions escalate. this was the third time this month attacks claimed more than 20 lives in a single day. meanwhile in libya, fireworks marked the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled moammar gadhafi. tens of thousands of people filled tripoli's tahrir's quer libya's leader called for unity and promised to not allow libya to become what he called an incubator of terrorism and violence. >>> to the vatican now where the pope will be out of the public eye for the entire week for the traditional lenten period of reflection and prayer. when he does reemerge, it will be to say his final goodbyes. abc's david wright r
the shooting we are learning more of the victim, 29-year-old reeva steenkamp. this is video of her. she was one of the 100 sexiest women in the world for two years running. her twitter account says she is a lawsuit school brought and model, and she was an entrepreneur who cared about empowering women and scheduled to give an inspirational talk at a school today. her boyfriend, south africa olympic runner, oscar pistorius, has charged with killing her. she was fund shot to death in his home this morning. police recovered a pistol there. investigators say oscar pistorius and reeva steenkamp were the only two in the house. police say there have been previous incidents of allegations of domestic violence the scene home. there are unconfirmed reports he mistook reeva steenkamp for an intruder but police say they were surprised to hear that theory. (inaudible). there have been allegations made that he shot she was a burglary but those allegations did not come from us. >> these are new pictures of oscar pistorius taken just now as he left jail headed for court. the appearance is scheduled for this aft
"outfront," new details in the death of reeva steenkamp, the girlfriend of oscar pistorius. a cricket bat, an overnight bag, and a bullet-ridden door. we talk to one of his closest friends. >> plus, cnn has exclusive video of president obama's guys weekend. exclusive video. that's all i'm going to tell you. >> and the world's largest yacht docks in new york city. we'll show you what $1.5 billion looks like up close. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo sh
jail after he shot and killed reeva steenkamp and his home on valentine's day. is scheduled to return to court for a bail hearing tomorrow. his agent says endorsement deals nike and others have not far.affected so a man charged with scrapping a flight is out of a job. it's not clear if joe hundley or was fired. now we're hearing from the mother of the adopted toddler was holding the child with the incident took place. more. >> twinkle twinkle. smart and smiley 19-year-old. is what happened on a flight and has his parents doing anything but smiling. >> he hit a child and he said .hat he said that is disgusting >> . jessica and her son were flying to atlanta and sat next to this old joe hundley of idaho. >> he was being rude and belligerent and i felt very uncomfortable. said that he reached of and continued drinking on board. past the plane descended, jonah fuzzy. >> i was having trouble him and that's when made the comments to me. >> this is when he allegedly told jessica told her to "shut that (n-word) baby up." it did not end there. used a racial slur a second slapped then allegedly
involving olympic star oscar pistorius. it is identified as 29-year-old reeva steenkamp, pistorius's girlfriend. >> a 26 euros man has been arrested and charged with murder. >> the home did not appear to show signs of forced entry. the couple was the only two people home. there have been previous incidents at the home but would not give -- but police would not give details. witnesses told them they had heard a couple arguing earlier. pistorius rose to fame during the london olympics last year when he became the first double amputee to run in the olympic games. he was in internet -- his girlfriend was described as lovely and ambitious. >> i work with her to shoot magazine features. she was a bikini model. >> pistorius was seen leaving the police station earlier. his spokesman says he is assisting the police with their investigation. police say they found a gun at the scene of the crime. we should find out more details when pistorius makes his first court appearance tomorrow. jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> breaking news from capitol hill. republicans are planning to block chuck hagel
. >> reporter: reeva steenkamp speaking about being voted off a tv reality show on the screen just days after she was shot to death. >> i think the way you got out and make your exit is so important. you even made an impact in a positive way or a negative way but just maintain integrity and maintain class and just always be true to yourself. i'm going to miss you all so much. i love you very, very much. >> reporter: south africa's public broadcaster aired this short tribute before showing the first episode of the 10- part series. the producers claim she was proud of the show and would have wanted people to get to know who she really was. but she's famous now as the girl friend oscar pistorius allegedly murdered at his home on valentine's day. he's still held at a pretoria police station where members of his family have been visiting him and for the first time she face the cameras to speak about the case. >> we have no doubt there is no substance to the allegations and that the state's own case including its own forensic evidence strongly refute any possibility of premeditated murder. >> repo
girlfriend, 30-year-old model reeva steenkamp. it's not clear what led to the shooting, but police had received calls in the past about issues and his home. >> the d.c. council will look the police department's handling of sexual assault cases. discuss ambers will by the human rights group. it's a sexual assault victims getting the response they deserve from the police department. there have been several sexual in northeast since august. today the council will also requests toding hire additional police officers. >> looking at business news, the warnsortation department automatic spending cuts could make your summer travel miserable. >> the irs is telling the early birds waiting for their tax to be patient. linda bell joins us from bloomberg headquarters in new york. good friday morning to you. >> the same to you. if you did file your taxes are ready, the best bet is to check the evening or even on the weekend. the irs website and smartphone app are being overwhelmed with people. the agency says the systems are updated once a day. overnight. even then, it will only tell you whether the
is airing ,how starring reeva steenkamp -- ter dareu the bikini-clad model ofeared in this episode tropical treasure. killed on valentine's day. her boyfriend, oscar pistorius, first double amputee to in the olympics, is charged with her murder. as you can imagine, he is numb with shock and grief. >> police say he was shot that she was shot with a nine , recoveredpistol from inside the house. the first neighbor on the scene foundthe shooting pistorius performing cpr on his girlfriend. police think pistorius mistook girlfriend with -- for an intruder. south africans are still trying .o make sense of the tragedy >> i feel sorry for both families. they will be watching the the tv series. the producers including a special -- included a special tribute. this is the only time that . reeba the real b >> i suspect is in custody , charged with setting off an explosion that damaged a sandwich shop. police arrested horace thompson from thewas released burn unit yesterday. nine days ago, injured the subchapter oscar .wner fourthered third and degree burns, but is now home. the sole survivor of a murde
-year-old reeva steenkamp this morning inside his home. they report he may have mistaken her for a burglar. police say they've been called to the home in the past for domestic disturbances. pistorius is expected to appear in court tomorrow. >> he made history at the london olympics being the first amputee runner. >>> the passengers on the broken down carnival cruise ship is waiting to be back on land. they are expected to arrive in mobile alabama tonight. randall pinkston is waiting at the port. >> the terminal has been scrubbed clean for the arrival of the disabled ship. it's expected to be towed into the port of mobile this evening. 3,000 passengers, 1,000 crew are on board. many of their families waiting anxiously in mobile. >> we came the see our girls. >> they drive drove 8 hours from luf kin, texas to pick up their daughters on the ship with their dads. they said the girls have been crying. >> mommy i'm so scared. momny, i don't know -- momny, i don't know what to do. she's been on six before. >> a fire knocked out the ship's power on sunday. since then passengers say
being identified as a model reeva steenkamp. police say pistorius was taken into custody after the shooting earlier today. it happened at his home at the complex and the country's capital. authorities stated she had been shot multiple times. pistorius made history last year at the london olympics became the first double of you to render to compete on the track at the games. this video is coming in of the store is being transported from is known to the police station. he is expected to be in court right now. several south african media outlets say they oeneus mistaken her for a burglar. we will give you more informations as soon as we get it. we will be back as the kron4 morning news continues. they're waiting for the car will try of which has been disabled. they're trying get those 4000 passengers who were dealing with horrible conditions off the ship. >> the warrant but it's amber desire hathaway, 3 g capital to buy-ins for $28 billion including debt. we're seeing hineses stock jumped up and trading. new this morning, american airlines and u.s. airways have announced they will
oscar pistorius, he's charged with killing his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. the reality show is still set to premiere tonight in south africa. listen. >> i'm talking mansions, butlers, sparkling turquoise waters of jamaica. welcome to tropika island of treasure. but paradise is not all that it seems. >> earl barnette joins us now on the phone. and her family is speaking out about this horrible loss. what are they saying? >> well, the family is understandably grieving. and they're wanting privacy from the media during this very difficult and tragic time for them. they won't be appreciative of the fact that the producers behind tropika island paradise five are going ahead with plans to air the reality show, premiere it today here in south africa and continue to do so for the duration of the program. now they have said they intend to precede the program with a tribute to the 29-year-old former cover model who was killed on valentine's day in the home of oscar pistorius. but still, many here in south africa are wondering if it's inappropriate considering this hi
shock. >> reporter: his upscale home where girlfriend reeva steenkamp was found dead is still taped off. she was reportedly shot four times through a closed bathroom door with a gun owned by pistorius. early reports suggested that the hero athlete thought he was shooting an intruder. south africa has one of the highest violent crime rates in the world-- 40 murders a day, on average. millions live in gated communities with panic alarms and guns. last november, pistorius tweeted that he mistook the washing machine for a rosh and went went into full combat recon mode into the pantry." prosecutors say this was murder, not a mistake. while pistorius has not yet entered a plea his family insists the evidence will show otherwise. >> we have no doubt here there is no substance for the allegations. >> reporter: reeva steenkamp 29 was on the verge of super stardom in south africa, a successful mod wela new reality tv show that aired tonight. the producers decided to go ahead, despite her death. the family agreed, even as they plan her private memorial. uncle mike steenkamp: >> i can't see the fam
is accused of shooting his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp at his home in south africa. pistorius is famous for running wearing carbon blades to replace the legs that he lost as a child correspondent emma hurd is in johannesburg, south africa. emma, the prosecution will present its case tomorrow? what do we expect to hear? >> reporter: this is the bail hearing so they may be required to reveal a little bit about the evidence that they have in terms about what happened on the early hours of valentine's day morning we know that the prosecution wants to go after oscar pistorius for premeditated murder. like wise, his defense lawyers are desperate to get him out of custody and out on bail. so they argue this is not pre-meditated murder, they will ask the prosecution to show the strength of their evidence, the magistrate in the case will have to decide whether they have enough to launch that charge of premeditated murder, who we know that it's been confirmed by the police so far is that she was shot four times and his 9 millimeter pistol was found at the scene. >> pelley: emma, reeva steenkamp's
girlfriend reeva steenkamp. a bizarre twist here of a new reality show featuring her over the weekend. >> reporter: just days after being shot and kill ted hoed at home of her boyfriend olympian oscar pistorius, reeva steenkamp appeared on television, is this how it began on television. but her television program aired, her boyfriend, oscar pistorius spent the weekend in this jail. prosecutors plan to charge pistorius with her murder. first, her uncle blanked by his sister who struggles to keep herself together as they make a brief statement to the media. >> as you can imagine, our entire family is devastated. we're in a state of total shock. oscar was happy in his private life. >> reporter: investigators who have been combing through his 0 house in this high-security complex are starting to piece together what they think happened early on valentine's day. cnn has been told and local media is reporting that police believe pistorius shot steenkamp four times through a closed bathroom door, and then carried her downstairs where she died. neighbors have told police that they heard shouti
girlfriend reeva steenkamp at his home inpetoria. he has been in court today for a bail hearing. we have more. >> reporter: oscar pistorius makes his way to the court as he is charged with murder. he spent the day questioned by police, subjected to standard blood tests after a night spent in jail. it's an incredible fall from grace for a man dubbed the blade runner. born with a disability that left wimp without legs below the knees, oscar pistorius would overcome incredible odds to become the first double leg amputee to complete in the olympics. a stabbedout star of the london games last year. nike signed him, as did oakly and a british telecom, seen as a stellar example of perseverance. now all of that is in question. in the early morning hours, police responded to calls from pistorius' neighbors that mult he pelt shots were shot in his mansion. his new girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, found dead at the scene, sustaining multiple gunshot wounds. she was shot four times through a bathroom door. pistorius is the prime suspect. the blade runner's billboards are being removed around johannesburg. an
girlfriend, and model, reeva steenkamp. it happened at pistorius' upscale home in pretoria, south africa. amanda davis is a cnn international sports anchor and she has interviewed pistorius. she's covering the developments in london. what more do we know, amanda? >> hi, ashleigh. i can tell you that oscar pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. he's set to appear in court in pretoria in south africa on friday morning. this all happened very much as we were waking up here in london. reports of a fatal shooting at the house of the 26-year-old oscar pistorius. initially there were reports that it was perhaps a valentine's surprise that had gone horribly wrong, that pistorius woke to what he thought was an intruder and shot that intruder dead. the police, it has to be said, have said they don't know where those stories have come from, so throughout the course of the day, it was then confirmed that it was, in fact, pistorius' girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, as you said, who was shot and killed. and then it has emerged it is pistorius who has been charged with her murder. >>
to an official close to the investigation, as well as to local media reports. what we do know is reeva steenkamp brought along her overnight bag and her ipad, indicating, of course, that she was planning to spend the night at her boyfriend's house. we know she was shot four times through a closed bathroom door. and this mistear bat covered in blood that local media are referring to. many people firmly believe this was either used to attack her further or that she used it to defend herself, but i think the clearest line of thought is that oscar, bashed down the door to try and access her where she was critically injured inside. we then know that he picked her up and carried her down the stairs while she was still alive. and that's where we have the forensic and blood spatter. beyond that all we know is he is being charged with her murder, and she is dead. still south africans here are very confused. still very bewildered as to what triggered this. what the motive is. >> and owl of the new evidence goes to a key question in the case. was it self defense or an unmotivated attack? self defense being
with the case says his girlfriend reeva steenkamp was still alive after being shot four times through a bathroom door at the athlete's home. also police say they are examinening a bloodstained bat found at the scene. all this as pistorius prepares to return to court tomorrow. rab bin, what is the latest on all this new information? >>> well, let us paint a picture for you. wur getting a better sense of what happened early on valentine's day. they according to an official close to the investigation, as well as to local media reports. what we do know is reeva steenkamp brought along her overnight bag and her ipad, indicating, of course, that she was planning to spend the night at her boyfriend's house. we know she was shot four times through a closed bathroom door. and this mistear bat covered in blood that local media are referring to. many people firmly believe this was either used to attack her further or that she used it to defend herself, but i think the clearest line of thought is that oscar, bashed down the door to try and access her where she was critically injured inside. we then know tha
of 30-year-old model reeva steenkamp. neighbors reported hearing screaming at the house before the shooting. he made history last summer, becoming the first double amputee to run in the olympics. >>> also this morning, a milestone in afghanistan. it's been nearly a month since an american service member has been killed in that war. the afghans themselves are now doing most of the fighting ahead of the planned u.s. pullout next year. a ground breaking trend in the ultraconservative country, female soldiers are being trained in the special forces. that country says we're going to be on our own, all hands on deck because this truly becomes an afghani issue. president obama announced that 34,000 troops will come home by this time next year, which was a faster exit. and all troops shout out of there by the end of 2014. >> that is as planned. he was clear and specific in this timeline. we've had some vague timelines in the past when it was president bush and even president obama at the beginning of his administration. so it's good to hear they're coming home and we're going top a com
, convicted of reeva steenkamp's murder. >> i know we've not seen all the evidence, not even close. you've been talking to your own sources within the police department there. what does the forensics tell us so far? >> reporter: well, we know that when oscar pistorius was carrying his girlfriend down the stairs after he allegedly shot her three times in a very confined space, a little bathroom stall upstairs, that her heart was still beating. now he says he was desperately trying to save her. that's what he has told family and friends. forensics would show that she was in an incredibly confined space, she could not have possibly gotten away. what will be crucial to him is convincing a court that he had no idea that it was, in fact, her inside that bathroom stall, that he reasonably believed it was an intruder. problematic for him, however, is consistent with this evidence from the residents who live in that complex, that they heard the shouts of screaming and arguments in the moments before the shooting and then three or four shots fired in very close succession. what will be problemati
murder. local media quote police, saying his cover model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, was shot four times through a bathroom door, with a 9 millimeter pistol. major south african newspapers reports the first neighbor on the scene found pistorius trying to revive steenkamp with cpr. >> future has been cut short. she's with the angels. >> reporter: prosecutors dismissed reports pistorius mistook his girlfriend for an intruder. in his defense, the pistorius family issued a statement, saying the alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms. nicknamed the blade runner, he was the first double-amputee to compete at the olympics. and inspiration to many around the world. >> oscar pistorius is really flying here. >> reporter: friends say they believe the shooting must have been a horrific accident. ex-girlfriend jenna edkins tweets, i had dated oscar on and off for five years. not once did he raise a finger to me. police had responded to complaints at the home before. but they are not saying if they involved steenkamp. a law school graduate, whose modeling career was taking off. steenkamp co
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